I became a financial consultant in my first year of studying for my undergraduate degree in Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore. Upon completion of my National Service, I was looking for opportunities to work and study concurrently. It led me to the financial advisory industry, and I haven’t looked back since.
A rewarding career.
Becoming a financial consultant is not easy, but it is definitely rewarding and fulfilling. Financial consultants, especially those like myself who are just starting out, have to be committed to putting in the hard work in order to enjoy the fruits of our labour. But it is important to stay grounded even upon achieving success.
Have the heart to serve.
Whatever I have achieved today is because of the trust my clients have placed in me and the guidance that my mentors have given me. The fruit of service is peace. Many successful people have come to realise at the end of their lives that they often achieve the most satisfaction from helping to uplift others.
Be there for your clients.
Aside from carrying out my duties as a financial consultant, I find myself also playing the role of a schoolmate, a football teammate and most importantly a friend in my clients’ lives. We are always friends first before we speak about business.